Inconveniently old, inconveniently new

Inconveniently old, inconveniently new

To me, paying in cash is a thing of the past. It’s wildly inconvenient, and rarely necessary in the US in the first place. However, in less developed countries, I think most Americans would expect to pay in cash because of the less robust financial infrastructure....
The greediest companies in healthcare

The greediest companies in healthcare

Healthcare in America is well known for having outrageously high prices. Compared to our European counterparts, American healthcare can often run two-to-three times the cost for any given procedure. While some of this cost comes from markups on pharmaceuticals and...
Free-market public transit

Free-market public transit

The concept of the public good is widely discussed in economics. Some goods, like road maintenance, are best managed by the government- while we all want good roads, it’s also something that most of us aren’t willing to pay for individually. When the government...
Why legendary economists like UBI

Why legendary economists like UBI

Although in recent years, UBI has gained traction primarily with left-wing progressives and billionaire libertarians, the historic base of support for UBI has come from a more moderate place. This article from Bloomberg addresses the historic context for UBI and how...
The market for cheesy bread

The market for cheesy bread

One of my guilty pleasures is cheesy bread. I don’t mean the typical American rolls- I’m talking about yuca bread. It’s this fantastic parmesan-y gooey roll from South America (Brazil, Ecuador, and Colombia all have their own versions) that I discovered abroad a few...